Matt Long is an Architect with Microsoft's Worldwide Windows Azure Center of Excellence (COE), where he specializes in security. He has over a decade of experience in distributed computing and wire protocols and specifications. Matt's role within the COE is to help drive Windows Azure field readiness, provide architecture guidance to customers, and work with customer POCs. Matt has been a contributor and technical reviewer for several books on the subject of SOA and a consistent contributor to internal Microsoft IP with respect to distributed computing and security protocols.